Senators Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, and Richard Pan, D-Sacramento shake hands after SB277 was approved 25-10 at the state Capitol on Thursday, May 15, 2015 in Sacramento.
Senators Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, and Richard Pan, D-Sacramento shake hands after SB277 was approved 25-10 at the state Capitol on Thursday, May 15, 2015 in Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Senators Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, left, and Richard Pan, D-Sacramento shake hands after SB277 was approved 25-10 at the state Capitol on Thursday, May 15, 2015 in Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.